For as long as I could remember, I felt completely alone. I… was alone. 

Then I met Hawke. 

That is why I came here, Seeker. Not for you.

                                                                      There is nothing left to discuss.

DA2 Companions as Types of DnD Players
  • Isabela: wants to seduce everything
  • Fenris: wants to fight everything
  • Anders: somehow fucks up everything
  • Sebastian: no one likes him but your mom forced you to let him play
  • Aveline: only one with some kind of morals
  • Merrill: wants to be friends with everyone
  • Varric: smartass who frustrates the dm
  • Hawke: the only sane person who has to deal with everyone's shit

The “Smoke + Mirrors” album by Imagine Dragons is just so painfully Kirkwall and DA2 and I don’t think I can overstate that ok. 
Every song can be applies somewhere in the storyline/to the characters. I will even make a list bc I am so hyped.

  1. “Shots” = Anders Anxiety About Everything
    1. I’m sorry for everything/Oh, everything I’ve done
      From the second that I was born it seems I had a loaded gun
      And then I shot, shot, shot a hole through everything I loved
      Oh, I shot, shot, shot a hole through every single thing that I loved
      //Am I out of luck?/Am I waiting to break?
      When I keep saying that I’m looking for a way to escape
      Oh, I’m wishing I had what I’d taken for granted
      I can’t help you when I’m only gonna do you wrong
      Oh, I’m going to mess this up/Oh, this is just my luck
  2. “Gold” = Mid-Act 2 Hawke to Act 3 Hawke
    1. Statues and empires are all at your hands,
      Water to wine and the finest of sands.
      When all that you have’s turning stale and it’s cold,
      Oh, you’ll no longer feel when your heart’s turned to gold.
      Who can you trust
  3. “Smoke and Mirrors” = Merrill struggling to clean the Eluvian and adjust to the city and her Clan’s disapproval while trying to forge on.
    1. This is my word,/Heartbreaker, gatekeeper
      I’m feeling far away, I’m feeling right there
      Deep in my heart, deep in my mind
      Take me away, take me away
      This is my word/Dream maker, life taker
      Open up my mind
  4. “I’m So Sorry” = I’m not saying Red Hawke bUT
    1. So you gotta fire up, you gotta let go
      You’ll never be loved ‘til you’ve made your own
      You gotta face up, you gotta get yours
      You never know the top 'til you get too low
  5. “I Bet My Life” = @Leandra tho or worse act 2 Leandra
    1. Now remember when I told you that’s the last you’ll see of me
      Remember when I broke you down to tears
      I know I took the path that you would never want for me
      I gave you hell through all the years
  6. “Polaroid” = Literally all the romances. All of them.
    1. I’m a reckless mistake/I’m a cold night’s intake
      I’m a one night too long/I’m a come on too strong
  7. “Friction” = Act 1 mood
    1. When you’ve made it
      Won’t ya tell me what to do
      Cause I’m playin’ it all wrong
      When you made it, when you made it
      Won’t ya tell me what to do
      Cause I’m playin it all wrong
  8. “It Comes Back To You” = Bethany in the Circle
    1. 4am beside myself
      And what I think of mental health
      All the things that worry me
      All the things you don’t believe
      I’ve been told just what to do
      Where to look and point my view
      All the things that I could be
      I think I learned in therapy
      Am I just a shadow you drew?
  9. “Dream” = Sebastion Vael in a few ways
    1. I know all your reasons
      To keep me from seeing
      Everything is actually a mess
      But now I am leaving
      All of us were only dreaming
      Everything is actually a mess
  10. “Trouble” = Isabella, slightly sarcastically
    1. Oh quiet down, I’ve had enough
      I guess it’s now or never
      I’ve been around, I’ve settled up
      I’ll bolt soon or later
  11. “Summer” = Romance song that could loosely fit Fenris romance
    1. A fire burns into you
      Purifying all
      And what I saw was opulence
      And that’s not for me
  12. “Hopeless Opus” = Anders re: his life
    1. I’ve got this place
      That I’ve filled with empty space
      Oh I’m trying not to face what I’ve done
      My hopeless opus
      I’m in this race and I’m hoping just to place
      Oh I’m trying not to face what’s become of me
      My hopeless opus
  13. “The Fall” = Fenris
    1. Maybe I’m destined to be distraught
      Always a reason
      Breaking me down to my knees in the dead of night
      I keep on praying to see the light
      Maybe I’m breaking up with myself
      Maybe I’m thinking I should just keep to the things that I’ve been told
      Wait for the colors to turn to gold
  14. “Thief” = Hawke in Act 3
    1. If I could live a thousand times
      If I could make a thousand tries
      Maybe then I’d get it right
      The more I see, the more I know
      That everyone just wants a show
      No we don’t want to see the truth
  15. “The Unknown” = Mages in the Gallows wanting out/people outside wanting people back
    1. Oh, my papa,
      If all the world could know you,
      You could stop a thousand wars across the globe
      Oh, I miss ya
      Show them something good
  16. “Second Chances” = Fenris/Hawke in Act 3
    1. Open up again I believe in second chances//
      Quicker than lightning, whiter than bone
      If you can erase it then I can atone
  17. “Release” = Hawke post All that Remains, probably wandering around and crying
    1. Twenty miles from anyone
      Set my sights on the setting sun
      Heaven talks but not to me
      Cause heaven knows that nothing good comes free
      Desolation tragedy
      Is there nothing good in me
  18. “Warriors” = Whole of Hawke Fam, signed Malcolm Hawke 
    1. The time will come when you’ll have to rise
      Above the best, improve yourself
      Your spirit never dies
  19. “Who We Are” = Act 1 Hawke mood
    1. Because it’s who we are
      Doesn’t matter if we’ve gone too far
      Doesn’t matter if it’s all okay
      Doesn’t matter if it’s not our day//
      So won’t you save us/What we are
      Don’t look clear/ Cause it’s all uphill from here
  20. “Monster” = Anders trying to handle what happened with Justice/ General Mage Song
    1. If I told you what I was,
      Would you turn your back on me?
      And if I seem dangerous,
      Would you be scared?
      I get the feeling just because
      Everything I touch isn’t dark enough
      That this problem lies in me